The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Cumbria increased by 344 over the weekend, official figures show.
Public Health England figures show that 25,802 people had been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 by 9am today in Cumbria, up from 25,458 the same time on Friday.
The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.
The rate of infection in Cumbria now stands at 5,160 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 6,164.
Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 48,211 over the period to 3,959,784.
Cumbria’s cases were among the 544,129 recorded across the North West, a figure which rose by 6,745 over the period.
Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.